Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in West Bank: ministry

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in West Bank: ministry
Occupying Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man in a refugee camp in the northern city of Jenin
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The killing took place in Jenin refugee camp [Getty]

A Palestinian was shot dead Monday by the Israeli army in the north of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said.

He was declared dead on arrival at Jenin government hospital after being "shot by the Israeli occupation forces," the ministry said in a statement.

Local sources named him as Dhirar Riyad Al-Kafrini.

Palestinian news agency Wafa reported he had been killed when occupying Israeli forces and undercover forces in raided Jenin refuge camp.

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Israeli police said they had been operating in Jenin, but did not provide details.

Jenin camp has been a focal point of Israeli army raids, in response to a wave of attacks in Israel in recent months.

At least 55 Palestinians have been killed since late March, mostly in the West Bank.

They have included suspected militants and also non-combatants, among them Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American dual national, who was covering an Israeli raid in Jenin.